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FEATURE ARTICLES

2023 business continuity, risk management, and resilience predictions
Through to the New Year Continuity Central will be publishing a series of articles looking ahead to 2023 and how areas related to business continuity, risk management, and resilience are likely to develop.
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• World

How NetOps and Smart Out Of Band together deliver resilience and agility for networks
As organizations continue to adapt to new cultures of home and hybrid working, networks are being rapidly evolved. Alan Stewart-Brown looks at the resilience threats and opportunities that this is bringing.
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• World

Cyber resilience and security predictions for 2023
Quest is a leader in the data management space and IT resilience working with 95 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. Here, various members of the Quest team give their predictions for changes in the cyber resilience and security arena in 2023…
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Getting started with the business impact analysis
This resource explores what the business impact analysis (BIA) is, how to get started, and provides access to an easy to use BIA and Risk Assessment Worksheet to carry out your first business impact analysis or to improve existing BIAs.
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LATEST NEWS

The winners of the BCI Global Awards 2022
In a virtual ceremony, the BCI has presented its 2022 BCI Global Awards. These feature the winners of the year’s regional awards and recognise the achievements of individuals, teams, and organizations working in business continuity and resilience across the world.
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• World

IFSCA announces new business continuity and disaster recovery requirements for India-based market infrastructure institutions
IFSCA, the International Financial Services Centres Authority, regulates financial services and financial institutions in India. In a circular published on 16th November 2022 IFSCA has announced new business continuity and disaster recovery requirements for India-based market infrastructure institutions (MII).
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• India

Ransomware: Australian government considering making ransom payments illegal
Home Affairs Minister, Clare O’Neil, has told ABC News that the Australian Government is looking at making ransom payments in response to ransomware attacks illegal.
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• Australia

Report identifies top 12 risk areas for 2023: rethinking organizational resilience is a key area
Gartner has released its 2023 Audit Plan Hot Spots Report which identifies the top 12 risk focus areas for chief audit executives (CAEs) to help them identify risks to their organizations and plan audit coverage for the coming year.
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2023 workplace trends shaping the direction of organizational planning
Workplace trends will have a big impact on the plans that business continuity and risk managers are making for 2023. Here are the top 2023 workplace collaboration trends that Poly expect will shape the future of work in the UK…
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• UK

Majority of business leaders believe that sustainability investments help protect organizations from disruption
A new Gartner survey has found that 86 percent of business leaders see sustainability as an investment which protects their organization from disruption.
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• World

European Parliament approves new cyber resilience rules and amends DORA
In a European Parliament Plenary Session on Thursday 10th November the European Parliament considered two pieces of EU legislation relating to cyber and ICT resilience.
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• Europe

The Fed confirms that operational resilience continues to be a supervisory priority
While giving testimony to the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Michael S. Barr, Vice Chair for Supervision at the Federal Reserve will confirm that operational resilience remains a priority.
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• US

Defending digital supply chains remains a business challenge
BlueVoyant has released the findings of its third annual global survey into supply chain cyber risk management. The study reveals that 98 percent of firms surveyed have been negatively impacted by a cyber security breach that occurred in their supply chain.
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• World

The top ten emerging cyber threats according to ENISA
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has identified and ranked the ten top cyber security threats that it expects will emerge by 2030.
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• Europe / World

Cyber threat predictions for 2023: continued sharp rise in attacks expected
Hacktivism, deepfakes, attacks on business collaboration tools, new regulatory mandates, and pressure to cut complexity will top organizations’ security agendas over coming year.
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• World

Future of connectedness predictions: what will business continuity managers need to anticipate in this area?
International Data Corporation (IDC) has published its Future of Connectedness predictions for 2023 and beyond. The transition to hybrid work and more distributed workforces has created greater expectations from employees, customers, and partners for seamless anytime anywhere digital interactions to mission critical systems and processes says IDC.
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• World

How are email based cyber attacks developing?
New research from Hornetsecurity has revealed that 40.5 percent of work emails are unwanted. The Cyber Security Report 2023, which analysed more than 25 billion work emails, also reveals significant changes to the nature of email-based cyber attacks in 2022.
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• World

Cyber insurance coverage is being rowed back
Delinea has published a new report showing that cyber insurance not only has become ubiquitous, but more than half of companies that have leveraged their coverage have used it more than once. As a result, insurers are pulling back on covering what is most needed - with only about 30 percent of organizations saying their policy covers critical risks including ransomware, ransom negotiation, and decision on ransom payment.
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• US / World

Study confirms that trust following a security breach is best retained when organizations are up front
Organizations that suffer security breaches in which customer information is put at risk are far more likely to retain consumer trust if they are swift in communicating the incident and are proactive in setting out a solution, according to new research from Durham University Business School.
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• UK / World

Human Risk Management Maturity Model developed to help measure human impacts on cyber risks
Living Security and CybSafe have jointly developed a new Human Risk Management Maturity Model, which aims to help organizations measure the impact of human activity on cyber risks.
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• World

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

AWS Launches Infrastructure Region in Spain
Amazon Web Services (AWS has announced the launch of its eighth infrastructure Region in Europe, the AWS Europe (Spain) Region. AWS now has 93 Availability Zones across 29 geographic regions.
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• Europe

DH2i launches development for application-level high availability clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes
DH2i has announced the general availability launch of DxEnterprise (DxE) version 22 (v22) featuring a new container sidecar to enable application-level high availability clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes (K8s).
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• World

Protera launches automated business continuity and disaster recovery testing solution
Protera has announced that it has developed the Automated Disaster Recovery Framework, a new solution to enable organizations to consistently test, validate, and prove that their processes can effectively respond to incidents and quickly restore operations with minimal business disruption.
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• US

AWS launches Switzerland Infrastructure Region
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of its AWS Europe (Zurich) Region to give Swiss and other European organizations more availability choices.
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• Europe

COMPANIES AND MARKETS NEWS

FM Global opens experiential risk management facility in Asia Pacific
FM Global has opened the company’s first experiential risk management facility in Asia Pacific, situated in Singapore Science Park.
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• Asia Pacific

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